Often patients present with multiple pain complaints and symptoms of stress, tension or disease, but lack an accurate medical diagnosis for their problems. They report pain that does not match dermatomal distribution, with tension and even neurological symptoms. They may be experiencing fascial imbalance. Learn the concept of the fascial web, and how it connects all structures in the body into cohesive whole.
Explore the anatomy of the fascia of the muscular and craniosacral systems. Palpate the mobility of the fascia using gentle techniques of general and local listening and palpation of craniosacral rhythm. Perform release techniques to promote mobility and function, including sacral, frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital and mandibular releases. Identify fascial tension patterns influencing balance and performance. Improve flexibility with distraction circumduction technique for the extremities and spine. Normalize sympathetic tone with relaxing craniosacral techniques to reduce the effects of stress and injury on the body. Incorporate gentle fascial releases as part of a program design to facilitate mobility, rather than imposing forceful movement. Discuss the current evidence on the efficacy of fascial release techniques. Apply what you learn immediately!
Participants will be able to:
1. Describe anatomy and function of the fascial web and craniosacral system.
2. Perform palpation of transverse fascial planes to identify motion restrictions.
3. Identify indications and contraindications for myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.
4. Apply crosshand releases, compression, distraction, and transverse plane release techniques to the spine and extremities.
5. Assess cranial bone mobility using craniosacral rhythm palpationof frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, sacrum, and mandibular bones.
6. Discuss evidence-based research findings of the Fascia Research Congress and current studies on the role of fascia in human performance.